I've had the bosch sander for 3 or 4 years, very tough... I have all but
abused the tool at times and it's no worse. the VS is nice, but depending
on what you're doing, it may be a bit large... a 3 x 21 might be better for
furniture and the like.
Haven't used the Milwalkee or PC, but I'd buy the bosch again in a
Hope this helps.
Better? Not sure. My Ryobi, although not known for quality, has
stood thorugh 15 years of abuse, heavy use and it is still going
strong. The size you mention will be tiring after 10 minutes of
sanding. Sure you don't need a floor sander? A stationary sanding
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FWIW, Porter-Cable has made more sanders than anyone else in the field.
Replaced my tired Craftsman machine with a P-C 4 x 24 VS a few weeks ago after
a lot of research and spec checking. Got the graphite sanding pad for some
special projects. Balance and belt tracking are top notch, and the large pad is
great for avoiding divots. To complete my arsenal of sanding tools I did a
spreadsheet spec check on random orbit sanders and ordered the P-C 97366. The
only other real contender was the DeWalt, but it had limited speed range
compared to the P-C. Nice to have American made tools as top choices these
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